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Annual Conference

The 76th Arkansas Historical Association Annual Conference 2017 

April  20-22, 2017
Pocahontas, Arkansas


Online Registration Form

Registration Form  (print pdf)

Program (print pdf) 

Map (print pdf)


Pocahontas Merchants Day-lowres

Merchants Day on the Pocahontas square, circa 1900. Courtesy Pat Carroll


Great War, Great Changes

General Information
The seventy-sixth Arkansas Historical Association annual conference
will be held in Pocahontas, April 20–22, and is hosted by Five Rivers
Historic Preservation, Inc. To mark the centennial of the United States’
entry into World War I, conference sessions will focus on World War
I and the changes it brought to Arkansas but also on great changes
throughout the entirety of Arkansas’s history.

The conference will be headquartered on the downtown square. Our
registration desk and vendor tables will be stationed at the Historic
Randolph County Courthouse, where Friday and Saturday luncheons,
the Friday break, and the Friday night awards banquet will take place.

Friday and Saturday sessions will be held concurrently at two venues
within easy walking distance of the courthouse: Marilyn’s Clogging
Company and the Downtown Playhouse.

Ample free parking is available on and near the square.

Days Inn (2805 Highway 67 South) is the host hotel for the conference.
A block of 45 rooms will be offered until March 20 at a special nightly
rate of $99.46 (two queens or one king, tax included) and $106.17
(one king with queen sofa, tax included). Call 870-892-9500 to make
reservations; mention the Arkansas Historical Association conference to
receive the discount room rate.

Other nearby lodging options:
Rock N Roll Hwy 67 Inn
1710 Hwy 67 South

Lesmeister Guest House
208 N Marr Street